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Greg Weisman and Slave Labor’s Dan Vado Talk "Gargoyles" at Wondercon

by Ed Liuon March 5, 2007
This weekend’s Wondercon comic book convention in San Francisco hosted two panels connected to Disney’s Gargoyles tie-in comic book. Comic Book Resources covered a panel hosted by Greg Weisman, writer of the new comic book series and producer of the original TV series. Weisman went into the origins of the show, how it evolved from […]

Bruce Timm and Gregory Noveck Talk Animated DC at Wondercon

by Ed Liuon March 5, 2007
At a panel at this weekend’s Wondercon comic convention, DC Comics Senior Vice President – Executive Editor Dan Didio, Senior VP of Creative Affairs of Warner Bros. Animation Gregory Noveck, and producer and animator Bruce Timm spoke about the new direct-to-DVD movies that will adapt many of DC’s most famous and popular comic book stories […]

Toon Zone News Inteviews Kathryn Beaumont, the Voice of Wendy in "Peter Pan"

by Ed Liuon March 5, 2007
Born in London, England, in 1938, Kathryn Beaumont came to the United States as a child actress for MGM at the age of 7. About three years later, her acting ability and charm led Walt Disney to cast her as Alice in the studio’s adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. The story goes that […]

Superman Doomsday DVD Out on Sept. 18; Gets PG-13 Rating

by Ed Liuon March 4, 2007
DC Comics has announced that the Superman Doomsday direct-to-video animated DVD will be released on September 18, 2007, and will be the first animated Superman project to get a PG-13 rating. The press release also includes casting information, with Adam Baldwin taking the role of Superman, Anne Heche as Lois Lane, and James Marsters as […]

Corus/YTV Special Events in March and April

by Ed Liuon March 3, 2007
Canadian animation fans will have a selection of animated programming in March and April via the Corus Kids Television network. From March 12-16, a special run-up to the Thumb Wrestling Federation season finale will let viewers vote on their favorite shows on YTV.com for a special hour of programming the following day. The overall winner […]

Central Park Media Releases "Cat Girl Kiki," 2nd Akibahara Film, in May

by Ed Liuon March 3, 2007
Central Park Media will be releasing Cat Girl Kiki on DVD on May 8, 2007. The film is the second of the Akibahara Trilogy, which uses the famed Tokyo shopping district as the backdrop for films that draw their plots through otaku culture. Cat Girl Kiki centers on a lonely anime fan whose kitten turns […]

Claymation Creator Will Vinton Makes 2nd Los Angeles Appearance

by Ed Liuon March 3, 2007
Dark Horse Comics has announced that Will Vinton will be appearing at Los Angeles’ Golden Apple Comics on March 14, 2007, to promote his new graphic novel Jack Hightower. Vinton is the creator of “claymation,” a trademarked term for his brand of stop-motion animation, and was the animator behind the California Raisin ad campaign, the […]

PR: Corus Kids Television April Highlights

by Ed Liuon March 3, 2007
(February 26, 2007 – Toronto , Canada ) The calendar is booked this April with fun-filled spring adventures as YTV and Treehouse bring audiences a plethora of Easter programming plus, Discovery Kids celebrates Earth Day with an eye-opening journey of our planet! YTV APRIL 2007 HIGHLIGHTS NEW SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS! Are you ready, kids? Aye-aye, captain! […]

PR: Japanese Animated Character Domo Launches Mobile Content

by Ed Liuon March 3, 2007
The widely popular animated character Domo is a hilarious looking, fuzzy brown cave-dweller who became a cultural icon with his first appearance as the Japanese television station NHK’s mascot in 1998. Domo was hatched from an egg, that one day mysterious fell into the home of a wise, elderly rabbit named Usajii. Domo loves watching […]

PR: Get Ready for the Spring Break Show-Down & TWF Season Finale

by Ed Liuon March 3, 2007
GET READY FOR THE SPRING BREAK SHOW-DOWN AND THUMB WRESTLING FEDERATION: TWF SEASON FINALE Monday, March 12 to Friday, March 16 on YTV (February 28, 2007 – Toronto , Canada ) This March Break YTV characters go head-to-head and thumb-to-thumb with the Spring Break Show-down and Thumb Wrestling Federation: TWF season finale. From Monday, March […]